Hurricane Season Starts June 1

Hurricane season is approaching quickly. Coupled with the COVID 19 issues we’ve just been through; we would like to give you some tips on preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. As always, we’re here to answer any questions you have or help you prepare if needed.

Residential Roofs

  1. Make sure your gutters & downspouts are clean and free of leaves and debris.
  2. Gently apply slight pressure to the gutters to make sure they are securely fastened.
  3. Look for loose, curled or missing shingles or roof tiles. Pay attention to the edges of the roof. High winds get under these areas and work loose other shingles – a domino effect that can cause damage across the entire roof.
  4. Check your attic or underside of the roof deck. Look for signs of leaks or deterioration. Look for points of light coming through the roof. The light means gaps in the roof that will allow water and wind in.
  5. Secure any loose wires or cables running across the roof.
  6. Prune all tree branches that overhang the roof.

Commercial Flat Roofs

  1. Perform a visual inspection of the roof.
  2. Secure cables, wires and loose items on the roof.
  3. Clear roof drains, gutters, scuppers and downspouts of any trash or debris.
  4. Prune all tree branches that overhang the roof.
  5. Look for loose or missing flashing.
  6. Run water on the roof to check that the drains are flowing properly.

Being prepared can potentially save you thousands of dollars in damage from high winds and rains. And even if the hurricane never hits, you may have found a small problem that could have turned into a big and expensive problem if not repaired.

Your roof takes quite a beating throughout the year. Regular inspections can save you money and extend the life of your roof.

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